You are such an easy place

You are such an easy place for my heart to wander
When I want it to drift in other ways
It floats and staggers
Rolls and bounces
Crawls and soars
On wings it built from hopelessness
You are such an easy place for my tired heart to rest
And gather strength for the road ahead
Too far away to be my home
Too close to be anything else
Too welcoming to be more than a dream
Softer than any other memory
Crueler than any other truth
Harder to know than the ocean
Forbidding and forbidden
Less resistible than gravity

You are such an easy place for my difficult heart

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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